RENOWNED SCIENTIST'S MESMERIZING DEBUT NOVEL
FINALIST IN PRESTIGIOUS LITERARY CONTEST
CHANDLER, AZ (May 6, 2010) – Dr. Nicolas Bazan’s first novel, Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind, was recently named a 2010 Glyph Finalist in the "Literary Fiction" category by the Arizona Book Publishing Association (ABPA). The Glyph Finalist designation recognizes excellence in publishing and is ABPA's equivalent to being nominated for an Oscar by the Academy of Motion Pictures.
Any book produced by an Arizona publisher, written by an Arizona author, written about Arizona or set in Arizona was eligible to enter, making competition stiff for the prestigious honor.
Una Vida takes readers on a tantalizing journey to the secret recesses of the brain via a spellbinding story about a hauntingly poignant jazz musician whose memory is slipping into the abyss of Alzheimer’s, and a driven neuroscientist, Alvaro Cruz, who’s desperately trying to reconstruct her fragmented memory, believing it to be key to his own life’s mysteries. Una Vida is filled with delightful twists and unexpected turns, all centering around one of the greatest gifts New Orleans has given the world – jazz.
“This mystical, deeply provocative novel portrays the anguish of Alzheimer’s by contrast with the brilliance of the human brain in creating reality from dreams,” – Leeza Gibbons, founder of Leeza’s Place (for the families of Alzheimer victims).
A world-renowned neuroscientist, Bazan’s neurological know-how and adept storytelling elevate Una Vida with a compassion that drives his story straight to the heart. Currently, Bazan lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he "satisfies his hunger for great food and fine music."
Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind, (ISBN: 978-1-58985-112-2, hardcover) a Five Star Publications product, retails for $25.95 and can be purchased through BarnesandNoble.com, Borders.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com, indiebound.org and www.FiveStarPublications.com. Visit www.UnaVidaNovel.com for more information.
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